Survival Guides – The Best Preppers List for Beginners

Survival Guides - The Best Preppers List for Beginners

Those of you who are new to prepping and survival is also intimidated by the amount of data out there. Would possibly come to the conclusion that it’s just too much and might even think about quitting.

That’s the last thing I need you to do so needed to put together a simple preppers list that anyone can use to start out prepping. If you’ve done nothing for your survival till these days, this is the right way begin.

Talk is cheap so let’s get down to business…

  1. Shelter

Having shelter is a lot of vital than food and water because, in a survival situation, you need to shield yourself from cold, rain, wind, snow etc. Your best choices are:

  • a good tent
  • a tarp, will be used along with a tent, just put it on the ground to avoid sleeping directly on the ground
  • a few emergency blankets
  1. Water

According to the rule of threes, you’ll only survival for three days without water thus it only makes sense to talk about it first. You must have:

  • one bottle of water in your bug out bag / per family member
  • a water filter
  • a water stockpile inside your home, ideally you’ll want a 55-gallon BPA-free water barrel but 5-gallon containers are ok too.
  • water purification tablets
  1. Food

If you’re just starting, you don’t need to worry regarding having a large food stockpile. Begin slow and grow it step by step:

  • dried beans
  • white rice
  • canned fruits and veggies
  • canned meat
  • powdered milk
  • multivitamins
  • honey
  • peanut butter
  1. A Bug Out Bag

I wrote in-depth articles on the most effective backpack as well because the bug out bag necessities however the essentials are that:

  • you need a smaller one if you plan to bug in or have a bug out location nearby
  • you need a much bigger one with an internal frame and padded shoulders
  • and you need to fill it with essentials but, at an equivalent time, to make sure you keep it light enough to be ready to carry it:
    • a first aid kit
    • a water filter
    • 2-3 ways to start a fire, bic lighters, blast-matches etc.
    • Food, hard candy, energy bars, freeze-dried food etc.
    • cooking utensils
    • topographic maps of the area
    • a AM/FM radio
    • Paracord
  1. Clothes

This is easy. You will need:

  • a good pair of hiking boots
  • trainers, for your survival fitness workouts but also as a back-up
  • regular warm-weather clothes
  • regular cold-weather clothes
  1. Lighting

You will need:

  • an LED flashlight, preferably hand-crank
  • a headlamp
  • candles
  • and means to light them
  1. A good survival knife

You just can’t decision yourself a prepper without a good survival knife! My weapon of selection is made of steel but feel free to explore different choices.

  1. Self-Defense

You need several ways to protect yourself:

  1. A DIY First Aid Kit

You need basic provides to deal with tiny injuries, headaches, allergies and so on:

  • bandages
  • Ibuprofen
  • aspirin
  • antibiotic cream
  • wet wipes
  • finger splints
  • hand sanitizer
  1. Communications

You don’t ought to ge ta HAM radio license just yet, just ensure you have these:

  • an extra cell phone
  • extra cell phone battery
  • a solar charger
  • an AM/FM radio
  • andwalkie-talkies for all your family members

Of course, these are only the start. Keep in mind that after you complete this list, you’re going to need to target things like survival skills, a much bigger food stockpile as well as getting into shape.

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About the Author: John Turner

Dedicated to upgrowth, developement and prepared for the “worst” to come… Simple guy, simple skills, simple attitude. Just an ordinary guy who tries to survive!